In Tom Tancredos defense- Republican debate
uhhhh, another presidential debate.....
Duncan Hunter did good, he held his own, for the little time and questions they gave him. Let's face it, this was the Rudy McCain Show. They both just went on and on.....Did CNN have to be SO obvious about it???
I thought Romney and Gilmore made some good points. So did Ron Paul. Mike Huckabee? That man sure can preach! I'd attend his church any Sunday. We need him to take over the Falwell/Graham role as spiritual spokesman of the country.
Tancredo said he'd cut off all immigration until we have some time to assimilate ourselves and the mass of humanity that has been dropped among us, EXCEPT for asylum seekers and family members of US Citizens.
Unfortunately, the debate was framed from the idea that Tancredo said he would end all immigration, and the ones that CNN chose to speak after him never bothered with the distinction and Tancredo or Hunter weren't able to address it again.
First, we are soon going to have several million Iraqi refugees seeking asylum for having sided with the USA in this war. The first 100,000 are already on their way.
Second, we admit thousands of asylum seekers every year. One year 120,000 from floods in Central America alone! We should be taking some from their suffering in the Sudan.
Third, no one seemed to understand or care what chain migration is. That's when legal immigrants get to bring in their families. Every year we do that as well and if we put an end to all the confused lottery, visa nonsense we could allow in a few more family members. A cyber friend has a Russian born immigrant wife who has been legal for years and this goverment won't let her bring her own daughter in, just wait, wait, wait, pay, pay, pay.
Tancredo did not argue to END IMMIGRATION as you will be told by the media and other candidates. He's just talking about knocking the numbers down to a million or two a year until we can fix this nightmare!
Best line of the night- FIRST yes or no answer as well!: Shouldn’t the GOP nationally be following that Arnold Schwarzenegger example in California?
REP. HUNTER: No. (Laughter.) And let me just say, you know, I look at Governor Romney, Mayor Giuliani, my good friend John McCain. Governor Romney joined with Bill Clinton for the 1994 gun ban when I was fighting that. Mayor Giuliani stood with him at the White House on that. Governor Romney has passed what I consider to be a major step toward socialism with respect to his mandated health care bill. John McCain is standing strong with Ted Kennedy on this Kennedy- McCain-Bush border enforcement bill.I think the guy who’s got the most influence right here with these three gentlemen is Ted Kennedy. And I think we need to move away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party. (Applause.)
The five dumbest aspects of the Senate's immigration reform legislation.
Number five: Taxpayers will be paying for the immigration attorneys for illegal aliens if they are working in agriculture.
Number four: Illegal aliens would be given legal status one day after their application is filed, even if a background check is not completed within the required 24 hours.
Number three: Gang members will be eligible for amnesty if they would be so kind as to renounce their gang status.
Number two: Borders do not have to be secure before this amnesty program begins.
But the number-one dumbest thing in this bill: $2.6 trillion. That is the estimated cost that the Heritage Foundation says will be required to cover the retirement benefits of 12 million illegal aliens if this amnesty legislation becomes law.
Footnote! 7/13/07 from the article, U.S. still struggling to bring in Iraqi refugees
The Bush administration authorized the resettlement of 70,000 refugees to the U.S. this year. (none of them Iraqi, but a handful)